Multi-Day Tour | Private

Shanghai Highlife - China (4 days)

WildChina

Shanghai, China To Shanghai, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018

Shanghai Highlife - China (4 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Shanghai, China
The Peninsula Shanghai/Ritz Carlton Portman/Howa None

- Upon arriving in Shanghai via Pudong Airport your Wildchina Shanghai guide will meet you in the airport arrival hall, with your chauffeur and private vehicle ready to take you to your hotel

- We recommend walking along the Bund, taking in Shanghai’s iconic skyline

Day 2
Shanghai, China
The Peninsula Shanghai/Ritz Carlton Portman/Howa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Experience a snapshot of local life by walking around Fuxing Park, a meeting spot for fitness dancers and taichi enthusiasts

- Take a walk down the elegant tree-lined streets of the French Concession, awash in old-world residential charm

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[OTHER OPTION] Take to the streets via a Shanghai Sideways sidecar, where you can catch a ground-level view of Shanghai's urban jungle

- Enjoy lunch in one of the chic restaurants or cafes of Xintiandi, housed in retrofitted shikumen structures (traditional Shanghainese architecture combining Chinese and Western elements)

- For history buffs and art aficionados, the Shanghai Museum's extensive Chinese art collection is sure to impress or you can head to Tianzifang to browse clothing and handicrafts fashioned by local designers and visit the burgeoning art galleries

- Enjoy VIP seating at an ERA Acrobatics Performance that fuses Chinese acrobatics with modern technology

Day 3
Shanghai, China
The Peninsula Shanghai/Ritz Carlton Portman/Howa Breakfast, Lunch

[OUTSIDE SHANGHAI EXCURSION] 1

- Explore the old water town of Tongli, known as the “Venice of the East” for the canals that wind their way between the town’s Ming and Qing era buildings

- Wander through the maze of pavilions and arched bridges of Yu Garden, the most celebrated classical garden in Shanghai

- Return to hotel and retire for the evening


[OUTSIDE SHANGHAI EXCURSION] 2

- Catch a morning transfer to the train station for a high speed rail ride to Hangzhou- Meet and greet with your Hangzhou guide and private chauffeur- Visit the Longjing “Dragon Well” tea plantation, where the preferred brew of past

Chinese emperors has been grown for over a millennium

- Take a boat ride past the ancient temples and gardens surrounding West Lake, Hangzhou’s most prominent attraction

- Brush past the elegant golden walls of Yongfu Temple and see the amazing Buddhas Rock cliff carvings

- Transfer to the train station for your return trip to Shanghai- Upon arrival, meet your Shanghai guide and private chauffeur - Transfer to hotel and rest and take dinner on your own


[OUTSIDE SHANGHAI EXCURSION] 3

- Take a 1.5 hour transfer to Suzhou, a verdant city which houses the lion’s share of China’s traditional Chinese Gardens

- Wander through Zhuozheng Garden, a secluded sprawl of classical verdure created by an imperial historian seeking solace

-  Step into the Nets and Master Garden, a compact garden designed by fengshui

masters

- Take your time at the Suzhou Museum, a series of cascading white stucco walls, glass panes and footbridges spun together by the illustrious I.M. Pei

- If there is time, enjoy a relaxing boat-ride along the Suzhou section of the Grand Canal

- Transfer back to Shanghai in the late afternoon

Day 4
Shanghai, China
None Breakfast

- Zip towards Pudong International Airport at well over 400km/hour on the Maglev- Your WildChina guide will help you check in for your departure flight

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Description

Shanghai is an economic powerhouse that has undergone a huge transformation from backwater fishing village to major commercial center. Along the way, foreign nations established concessions in the city, gangsters roamed the streets, and the rich indulged their every whim amidst the opulent decadence of the "Paris of the East." Shanghai retains remnants of its rich past in the form of the French Concession and the graceful colonial buildings along the Bund. Nearby these nostalgic buildings evocative of Old Shanghai are the iconic, towering skyscrapers of Pudong. Explore both new and old Shanghai on this journey through China's biggest city.

About Us

We believe that luxury and sustainability come hand-in-hand. From picking tea in Yunnan to making hand-spun yak wool with nomads in Gansu, our journeys are accented by sophisticated interpretation of nature and local artisan culture through genuine interactions with local communities. Our innovative way of travel has been critically recognized through numerous awards including National Geographic Traveler - "Tours of a Lifetime; Travel + Leisure - “Best Life Changing Trips”; and Fast Company - “50 Most Innovative Companies”. In 2017 we were honored to be nominated for two Virtuoso Awards including "Destinations Partner of the Year".

Insider Tip

For first-timers, cover Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai in a week. Save five to ten days to explore the southern and western provinces and experience the true diversity of China.

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By: Angie


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Our travel agent used the services of Wild China for our recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Overall the guides were good and having their services proved very helpful in a country where the language & driving were very different from our own. 2 of our 3 guides were quite insightful & accommodating and enhanced our trip in many ways. Our only complaint was that 1 of the guides in Shanghai was quick to deliver us to tourist-trap locations where she would receive a kick-back from any purchase we made. We only learned of this after we had already made a few unwise purchases and then wished maybe we had spent less time with her. My advice would be to use the help, but be forewarned & slightly wary of any guide suggested "tours" or shopping.

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By: Lisa580


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2016

WildChina provided outstanding service during our recent trip to China. Our guide, Anna, was suburb! Thank you, WildChina!
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

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By: Bookstaver


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Wild China setup up the perfect itinerary for my trip to China and Tibet. A different well versed guide met me in each section of my trip and showed me the trip of a lifetime
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Fantastic trip

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Very good experience. Well thought out trip and every detail was covered. Flexibility was also a key factor.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

And on my next trip to China as well.

By: Guy


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We spent two full days touring Beijing with Wild China and they really could not have been better. Couldn't ask our guide a question he couldn't answer about what were seeing (and in 9.5/10 english fluency). Always on time and always with a smile and great attitude throughout the tour. Very flexible, even on the fly! We made several requests in the car that required slight deviations from the original plan. No problem.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Mercer